WHEREAS by virtue of section 31 of The Power Corporation Act SaskPower has the right to access a municipal road allowance without approval to construct, place or remove poles, structures, wires, conduits or pipes; and
WHEREAS under The Power Corporation Act, SaskPower is required to submit a copy of a plan showing the location of the proposed power line to the rural municipality;
BE IT RESOLVED that SARM lobby the government to amend section 31(2) of The Power Corporation Act to state “the corporation shall submit a copy of the construction plan showing the location of the proposed power line or pipeline, and clearly indicating the burial depth of any power line or pipeline, and the height of any overhead lines, and allow four weeks for commenting; to each of the following:
a) the member of the Executive Council responsible for the administration of The Highways and Transportation Act, 1997;
(b) the member of the Executive Council responsible for the administration of The Saskatchewan Telecommunications Act;
(c) the secretary or treasurer of any rural municipality or the administrator of any municipal district within which all or any part of the power line or pipeline is to be constructed.